Lawrence Norfolk in Ely

Tuesday 9th October 2012

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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The brilliant novelist Lawrence Norfolk finally returns to the literary stage. Twelve years after his last novel, Lawrence has returned in fine style with John Saturnall’s Feast and delves into the rich wealth of folklore and mystery surrounding seventeenth-century cookery.

As John Saturnall┬ámoves from remembering the stories of a mysterious Pagan Feast told by his dying mother, to cooking in the great, draughty kitchens of a stately home, Lawrence Norfolk weaves together the history, politics and food of the time, creating a fascinating portrait of one man’s life in a time of upheaval, myth and romance. Like Lempriere’s Dictionary, this new novel is deft and beautiful: a real masterpiece by a great writer.